Brown v. Goodwin et al
ORDER AND REASONS denying 17 Motion to Add Exhibits to the Record. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karen Wells Roby. (tm)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA
WARDEN JERRY GOODWIN
ORDER AND REASONS
The petitioner, Eric Brown, filed a Motion to Add Exhibits to the Record (Rec. Doc. No.
17) seeking leave to file copies of various documents he has gathered that he believes are relevant
to his federal habeas corpus petition. However, the documents are not relevant to this Court’s
resolution of his petition by this Court. Brown has already burdened the record with several sets
of documents which were improvidently filed by the clerk without the required leave of court as
supplements to his petition. The Court will not allow Brown to use the record as a running diatribe
about the ongoing state proceedings. Brown is advised that the Court’s review will be guided by
the certified copy of the state court record and is limited to those exhibits and pleadings that were
before the state courts in addressing his claims on the merits. See Cullen v. Pinholster, 563 U.S.
170, 185 (2011); Blue v. Thaler, 665 F.3d 647, 656 (5th Cir. 2011). Accordingly,
IT IS ORDERED that Brown’s Motion to Add Exhibits to the Record (Rec. Doc. No.
17) is DENIED.
New Orleans, Louisiana, this 27th day of July, 2017.
KAREN WELLS ROBY
CHIEF UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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